Do you think it's right for people from other websites to come here and recruit people for their own website?


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dragonfly forty-six Profile

No, not if they are being shady about it. Private messaging seems under handed. Why not be open about it? It would be a fair action. Then the community would be informed and could decide.

Maybe they only want "select" members. I guess I didn't make the cut. :'(

Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

I'm with you, Mr. C.  No need to cherry-pick your members. Just be upfront about it and invite everyone.  It's like being in 5th grade and everyone but you receives an invite to a birthday party. It's just bad form.

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Danae Hitch
Danae Hitch commented
Walt, this happened to me. I was painfully shy - never spoke up in class unless called on. Found out that there was a birthday party over the weekend that everyone was invited to except me.

Everyone was all too eager to share what a good time they had. It was pretty clear that I was the only one that wasn't invited. The clincher - the teacher was even invited and was participating in the discussion about what a wonderful time she had.
Walt O'Reagun
Walt O'Reagun commented
Just joking, Danae.
Happened to me all the time in middle school ... 'cause I came from a different elementary school than everyone else, and they already had their established groups, and I'm an introvert.

In those 3 years, I learned and perfected my "I don't give a damn what everyone else thinks of me" attitude. Which served me well in high school.

But I do know a few people who were left out because they were ... "annoying" to put it politely.
Danae Hitch
Danae Hitch commented
Yes I agree with you about the annoying part. On the other - no offense intended. :)
otis campbell Profile
otis campbell answered

Well its crazy that and people advertising their job on this site trying to get business

Maurice Korvo Profile
Maurice Korvo answered

It would be ok if they advertise this site on their site just as much and with the same enthusiasm.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Thanks for this question, Rooster. I was tempted to ask you what had happened but this answers my unasked question.

I suspected that was the reason. And, no, I don't think it's appropriate or right.

Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered

Y'know ... I don't get private messages 'cause I don't follow anyone.  But if I got one of those, I'd think I was something special to get a private invitation.  Unless I thought it was a scam of some sort.  Depending on my mood that day.  LOL

But I don't see what the big deal is.  I mean, it's not like we sign a contract to only be members of one site.  And when I had a blog, I was VERY particular about who I gave permission to post (after a couple bad posters).

Michael Poland Profile
Michael Poland answered

Some where along the line your going

to learn, it's a free country.

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